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THE 2ND ANNUAL
Get Outdoors ISSUE
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special places sUMMER 2013 vol. 21 no. 2
ON THE TRAIL
We’ve got your no-excuse guide to get active, get de-stressed, and get outdoors this summer. Plus, it’s our first-ever photo contest, with tips from the experts on how to take great pics.
Our newest reservation, Dunes’ Edge in Provincetown, offers fun and affordable adventures on the Outer Cape.
Special People & Special Places
Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, reminds us that when families explore the outdoors together, they can strengthen critical bonds — to the natural world and to each other.
Off the Beet(en) Path
Get out of your kitchen comfort zone with our farmers’ picks for their favorite “off the beaten path” veggies (and recipes!).
Things To Do This Summer
Find Your Place
Unflagging Spirit Back Cover Bob Flagg takes care of trails and so much more, from the Blue Hills to World’s End.
If you’re like me, then when you were a child, you spent your summer days outside – playing, riding, running, and shouting with joy as you explored the ins and outs of your yard, your neighborhood, or your local park. It was only my mother’s call through the dark that drew me reluctantly inside at the end of the day. I would fall exhausted into bed, then get up and do it all over again the next day. I treasure those memories, and know that those childhood experiences fostered my lifelong love for nature, history, travel, and adventure. But in barely a generation, our long summer days spent outdoors have become the stuff of nostalgia – and that has me worried. Today in Massachusetts, our children will play outdoors for mere minutes, but wile away hours in front a screen. And it doesn’t matter if kids live in a rural village, a leafy suburb, or an urban neighborhood – the troubling trends are the same. The impacts of this nature-deficit disorder, the term coined by Richard Louv in his far-reaching book Last Child in the Woods, are just beginning to be felt, and more and more scientific research is emerging that reinforces what many of us have always known instinctively – that time spent outdoors is fundamental for healthy minds, bodies, and spirits, not just of our children, but all of us adults as well. The vital importance of nurturing connections between people and natural places is what drove Charles Eliot to found The Trustees more than 120 years ago. Then, Eliot worried about an increasingly industrialized world that was isolating
people from our natural and cultural heritage. Now, it’s the isolation of our digitized one that is spurring us to action. That’s why we’re launching our Get Out campaign this summer – to give you ideas and alternatives to help you and your friends and family get out and explore Massachusetts’ wonderful outdoor places. Whether you have an hour, a day, or a whole luxurious week, we hope you’ll rediscover favorite pastimes, try a new adventure, and, most of all, reconnect – with the people, places, and experiences you love.
Barbara J. Erickson President & CEO
Paddlers head out on the Neponset River at Signal Hill reservation in Canton. © ecophotography
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Get O Summer’s here at last and we’ve got your no-excuse guide to get active, get
de-stressed, and get outdoors, today through Labor Day. From the North Shore to Nantucket to the Berkshires, this summer, we invite you to get out…
…and sleep under the stars. …of your routine.
You don’t have to travel
Let’s face it, our lives are
…and unplug. On
stressful, especially when
your next walk or hike,
we’re caught up in the
leave your phone at home
day-to-day busy-ness of
(or in the glove box).
meetings, soccer games,
local veggies, artisanal
It’s going to feel a little
recitals, and more. Pick a
cheeses, and so much
like 1999 at first, but we
day when you skip what’s
more at your weekly
promise, that’s a good
on your calendar and
farmers market. Stop by
thing! It’s amazing what
just get up and go — to
one of our farm stands or
you’ll see and hear when
the park, for a picnic, or
find one near you. Better
you tune out of the virtual
a long walk in the woods
yet, get a summer’s-long
world and tune in to the
with the kids. Get ideas at
subscription to fresh
veggies by joining a local
far for adventure this
…of the grocery store. Discover fresh
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summer. Grab your tent and some friends and head out for a midweek stay at our Tully Lake Campground in Royalston or our newest reservation, Dunes’ Edge Campground in Provincetown.
…your camera! Warm up your shutter
…and smell the flowers. Our gardens
finger and turn the page to find out how you can
…of the rain. Don’t
…to the farm. When
are a literal feast for
be part of The Trustees’
let rain keep you inside
was the last time you (or
the senses — with their
your house. Instead,
your kids) heard a real cow
delightful scents and the
come inside to one of our
moo or a rooster cock-a-
burst of colorful blooms
houses. From colonial-era
doodle-do? If you can’t
on display. You can even
homesteads like Mission
remember, then you’re
take a bit of our gardens
House in Stockbridge
past due for a visit to your
home with you at our pick-
local farm — we have eight
your-own flower fields at
estates like the Crane
of them that you can visit
Long Hill in Beverly and
Estate in Ipswich, you
all across the state.
can explore the intriguing
stories of the people who have shaped our collective history.
So this summer, turn right instead of left and see where the trail takes you. For more inspiration, turn to page 20 to see all the things you can do with The Trustees, and visit www.thetrustees.org/getout to learn more about these and all the ways you can get out!
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Get Out! Photo Contest
The natural world has long been an inspiration for photographers, whether they’re hobbyists or professionals. Through the lens, photographers capture a moment in time — clouds trickling out on the horizon, a canoe wending its way through a river glen, a child’s delight at a passing butterfly, an osprey taking flight. The most moving photos evoke wonder, joy, longing, and even surprise as we pause and rediscover a place that we might see every day. Now we want to see our special places through your lens — to see what most excites and inspires you. That’s why we’re launching The Trustees’ first-ever statewide photo contest. We invite you to get out and explore our 110 special places across Massachusetts, camera in hand, and share your favorites with us. Winners will be chosen in four categories and two age groups — a panel of Trustees staffers will narrow down the field, and then the winners will be chosen by all of you! We’ll also select a grand-prize winner from all of the entrants.
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Chapel Brook, Ashfield © r .cheek
long point, martha’s vineyard © t.kates
weir river farm, hingham © t.kates
the old manse, concord © jumpingrocks
Enter photos in FOUR categories: 1. Get Scenic & Wild: Show us the beauty
3. Get Down on the Farm: Show us what
Our contest is open to everyone! We’ll
of the Massachusetts landscape, or get
life on the farm looks like to you.
be accepting submissions by adults (18
pics of the flora and fauna that make the
and over) and teens (13–17). Get all of 4. Get the Story: From our gardens to our
the details at www.thetrustees.org/
houses to our historic sites, this is your
photocontest, and then keep reading to
2. Get a Life: These are your shots of
chance to capture our shared stories on
get some tips on taking great photos from
people getting outdoors — in motion or
film (or SD card).
two of our favorite photography experts.
Massachusetts outdoors so fun to explore.
at rest, playing or posing.
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Taking a great photo doesn’t have to mean owning an expensive digital camera – any more than lugging around a pricey camera
guarantees professional-quality shots. To help you snap flawless photos this summer, we asked two of our favorite photographers to weigh in with their top tricks of the trade.
© griffen collins
Capture the Light
Laurie Swope is a Boston-based editorial and commercial photographer
Laurie: The right light can make the most
jerry: If you’re out hiking in the woods,
who specializes in portraiture and
ordinary scene spectacular, and difficult
you’re going to just take a photo, of
feature photography. Her work has
light can make the most spectacular
course. But if you want your photos to
appeared in the Boston Globe, the
scene seem quite unremarkable. Most
have a more sustaining quality, you’ll
Sunday Globe Magazine, Boston
often, the best light occurs when the sun
want to get out within 30 or 40 minutes
Common, the Washington Post, The
is lower in the sky, such as mornings and
of sunrise and sunset because the quality
Chicago Tribune, and more. See her
evenings. When the sun is lower, faces,
of light is more dramatic and beautiful.
work at www.laurieswope.com.
objects, and scenes are lit at our own
The landscape being lit by that warm-
eye level, filling in the harsh shadows
tone, low-angle light brings out texture
that occur when the sun is overhead.
and detail in the landscape. Shooting
Also, the light is warmer in tone because
in the woods on a bright sunny day, for
it travelled through more atmosphere,
example, is often going to look terrible in
which filters out the shorter wavelengths
a photo because a camera’s lens simply
or bluer tones. But other times of the day
can’t process the contrast between the
can also produce spectacular and unusual
light and dark in the way that the human
light. Keep an eye out for fog or rain
eye can. For woods and waterfalls, the
clouds that are about to part. My favorite
middle of the day on a cloudy day is
light is the most fleeting. It occurs for just
actually great because you’re dealing
Jerry Monkman is a conservation,
seconds at a time, when a cloud begins
with less contrast.
travel, and adventure photographer
or ends its pass over the sun, and the soft
and filmmaker based in Portsmouth,
edge of the cloud acts as a partial filter.
NH. Known for his work in New England’s wild places, he has spent the last 20 years documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define the region. For more tips from Jerry, check out his book, AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography, and visit www.ecophotography.com.
ADD DRAMA Find broad vistas great for those early morning shots at Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, Crane Beach in Ipswich, and Westport Town Farm.
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GET Wild Birds & more abound atLyman Reserve in Bourne, Notchview in Windsor, & Cape Poge on Martha’s Vineyard.
To Flash or Not to Flash jerry: Whenever your main subject is in shadow and you have
a lot of bright sunlit areas in other parts of the scene, using flash will add detail to those areas. Sometimes you might have the sunset in the background, and might need to lighten up your subject a bit to achieve the right balance (otherwise, you might have a lovely shot of the sunset, but your subject’s face is in shadow). So don’t be afraid to experiment with your flash settings, even outdoors. Laurie: I only use a flash in daylight if I am shooting an outdoor
event in direct sun. If I have the freedom to move around looking for features, I will search for the right light, even if that means seeking out shade. If outside, trees are our best light filters for midday. Look for the subtle variations of light in shady areas. Different kinds of leaves and various densities of foliage filter the light differently. Often the best place for an outdoor portrait is at © l. swope
the brighter edge of a deeply shady spot.
When you get the urge to take a photo, take a moment and think about why you want to take it. What’s exciting you and what’s the main story – make sure your composition is focusing on that aspect. – jerry monkman cool composition jerry: We all start out thinking we want to have everything
symmetrical — and that’s actually kind of boring. Instead strive for an asymmetrical balance. The easiest way to think about that is the rule of thirds — imagine a tic-tac-toe grid, and put your main subject at one of those intersections as opposed to right in the middle. For example, if you’re shooting with the horizon, try to put it in the top or bottom third, which will create more energy in the photo, and be more energetic and dynamic. On many digital cameras today, you can display a grid to help you line up your object based on this rule. laurie: I shoot a lot of portraits and, I have to say, there
really are no rules. Portraits vary as much as the people you are photographing. Relating to your subject is really the most important part. You have to let them be who they are. Sometimes that requires standing back, and sometimes it requires drawing out. If they are kids it often requires that you just let them play. You can have perfect light and the perfect composition, but when it comes to people, expression is key and if your subject isn’t comfortable you will not have a good picture.
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get Perspective From steep trails to boardwalks, flowers to waterfalls, Tully Lake in Royalston, Chesterfield Gorge in Chesterfield, and Long Hill in Beverly give you lots of compositions to play with.
See the light Practice with light among the woods & fields of Rocky Woods in Medfield, Peaked Mountain Monson, & World’s End in Hingham.
sunrise, sunset Laurie: If you want to capture that sunrise or sunset, use your
camera settings to meter on the sky. But the best pictures are behind you. My advice is to turn your back on the sunset and see how its warm glow is magically lighting up the people, objects, © l. swope
and scenes around you.
I have taken some great photos with point-and-shoot cameras and iPhones. Light and composition are the most important aspects of photography, so great photo opportunities don’t always require the fine-tuned control of professional cameras. – LAURIE SWOPE
© l. swope
PARTING SHOTS jerry: When I was starting out, I was frequently told that you
need to develop your own vision and style — but no one could ever explain how to do that. You can’t just set out and say I’m going to create my own style. You shoot as often as possible and find your passion. The more you shoot the more you’ll be led towards the things you’re interested in. You’ll get more photos you like — and your style will start to develop as a result. Laurie: The most important thing I learned in my early career as a newspaper photographer was that expectations are blinding. I used to hope for certain photos as I drove off on assignment, and, of course, looking for what is only in your head obscures your vision of what is truly there. Now I know how to lose the pre-conceptions and expectations and I’m able to see the world more clearly. © ecophotography
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Happy Campers As you drive along Cape Cod’s Route 6 from Orleans to Provincetown, the many stores, restaurants, and hotels that frame the highway slowly give way to pitch-pine forest and sand dunes, the dramatic scenery that makes
Trail from Dunes’ Edge Campground
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The dunes here loom large, shielding sandy shores, marshes, ponds, and uplands and sheltering diverse plants and wildlife – all while enticing visitors with some of the most pristine swimming beaches in the Eastern United States. This dynamic landscape draws tens of thousands of visitors every year to paint and sculpt, bike and swim, relax and play. For more than 50 years, Dunes’ Edge Campground, with its easy access to beaches, bike trails, and the studios and cafes of Provincetown, has been a favorite stop for those looking for a low-key, affordable vacation on the Outer Cape. Through most of that half century, the campground was lovingly cared for by Miriam Collinson, who welcomed generations of campers here year after year. When it came time for Miriam to think about what might be next for her beloved property, she made sure that it would remain a treasured landscape for generations to come by working with The Trustees to protect it. In May, after four years of careful planning and development, Dunes’ Edge Campground opened for its 52nd season – and its first as a Trustees of Reservations property. “It has been my privilege to be the steward of Dunes’ Edge for the past 45 years,” says Miriam. “With the help of family and friends, it has been and
will always remain a magical place for future generations of campers and for local residents.” Indeed, the protection of Dunes’ Edge wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity, vision, and commitment of Miriam and the entire Provincetown community. The Provincetown Open Space Committee and town taxpayers contributed $600,000 to the project from the local land bank and Community Preservation Fund. A Commonwealth Parklands Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Program grant of $400,000 helped ensure the project’s completion, as did additional support from the Horizon Foundation, the Sheehan Family Foundation, and the Fields Pond Foundation. “We’re so grateful to the Town, Miriam, and the many generous donors and partners who made this project possible,” says John Vasconcellos, The Trustees’ Southeast Regional Director. “Dunes’ Edge is our first reservation in this part of the state, and it wonderfully complements our existing properties on the mid-Cape and the Islands. We’re excited to now be sharing this treasure with returning campers, members, and new visitors while increasing our conservation impact at one of the most important and accessible locations on Cape Cod.”
ore than 80 campsites for tents, M pop-ups, and vans 15 sites for trailers Hot showers, camp store, laundry Swim, boat, sail, fish, bike, golf, hike, play tennis, and so much more – all within easy reach! Plan your stay at thetrustees.org/dunesedge
More Camping Adventures Set along the shores of a 200-acre lake in Royalston, The Trustees’ Tully Lake Campground offers modern conveniences and superb recreational opportunities in a beautiful setting. Paddle around Tully Lake or take a day trip to nearby waterfalls and scenic overlooks. Or explore miles of hiking and mountain-bike trails, including the 22-mile Tully Trail. thetrustees.org/tullylakecampground
Prefer a roof over your head? Then don’t miss out on a memorable stay at one of our unique inns. Escape to the mountains or the sea and enjoy the pleasures of art galleries and antique stores, or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views. The Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate Ipswich theinnatcastlehill.com The Guest House at Field Farm Williamstown sUMMER 2013 | 11 guesthouseatfieldfarm.org
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Special People & Special Places By Richard Louv
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Families can be bound, over generations, by
S FEED THE COW
We all know that getting ourselves — and our kids — outdoors is good for our bodies and our minds. But it’s even better when kids and parents (or grandparents) share those outdoor experiences together. In this excerpt from his book, The Nature Principle, Richard Louv tells us why, and gives some tips on how families can start to cure “nature-deficit disorder” together.
a shared love of baseball, by a family business, by other shared interests – but nature has its own power. What better way to escape the constant, interrupting beeping of modern life and actually have a chance to spend concentrated time together than a walk in the woods? Time in nature helps both the child and parent by building their sense of attachment and by reducing stress. “By following a prescription for more nature experience together, families will discover a win/win situation in which both children and adults benefit as individuals, even as they are strengthening those important family bonds that all children (and adults) need,” says Martha Farrell Erickson, a developmental psychologist, founding director of the University of Minnesota’s Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, and expert on attachment theory in child psychology. “Because most of us as adults still have so much to learn about nature, these outdoor experiences can be times to learn with our children and from our children. The reciprocity and mutual respect such interactions engender are important
Outdoors Inspiration Let us be your outdoors guide From our open barnyard at Weir River Farm to guided canoe trips at Bartholomew’s Cobble to a family campout at Crane Beach, we have lots of family friendly outings all summer long. Turn to page 20 to find these and the many things to do with us this summer …or explore on your own: First Hikes Here, hiking is as easy as a walk in the park, perfect for little legs and new explorers! n Francis William Bird Park, Walpole n World’s End, Hingham n Field Farm, Williamstown n North Common Meadow, Petersham
Stroller-Friendly Trails Check out these destinations where you can push without too much push back! n East Over Reservation, Rochester n Rocky Woods, Medfield n Appleton Farms, Ipswich & Hamilton n Lowell Holly, Mashpee & Sandwich
Picnic Perfect We have lots of great places where you can dine al fresco with the kids. n Slocum’s River Reserve, So. Dartmouth n Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich n Dexter Drumlin, Lancaster n Bryant Homestead, Cummington n Tyringham Cobble, Tyringham
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For more information, please contact: © t.kates
Advancement Office 572 Essex Street
elements of close parent-child relationships as children move towards adulthood.” For a parent, particularly if one of the many adults who missed out on nature experiences when they were growing up, taking the first steps outdoors may feel awkward. Fortunately, there are lots of places to go for assistance or advice, including guidebooks, web sites, and outdoors-oriented organizations. Your family can go for a walk when the moon is full, tell stories about past adventures outdoors, spot birds or other wildlife on country drives, learn to track together. And, you can hike, fish, tent, camp, and go on a digital wildlife photo expedition. Working together in nature works, too. Families that garden together can help feed themselves, and perhaps share with neighbors or donate to a food bank. In urban neighborhoods, they can create a garden on a landing, deck, terrace, or flat roof. Families can also pick berries and other fruit or vegetables on farms or orchards open to the public. Louise Chawla, one of the leading experts on nature’s impact on human development, describes the need for both “special places and special people,” referring to Rachel Carson’s thinking on how young people develop a positive relationship with nature. Grandparents can be a great resource. Most grandparents can remember when playing outside in nature was considered normal and expected of children. They’ll want to pass along that tradition – and will be enriched in
the process. Martha Erickson agrees, from a professional and personal perspective. “I have found over the years that even very short ‘nature breaks’ allow me to calm down and focus when I’m having a particularly challenging day,” she writes. “I carry a couple of collapsible chairs in the back of my car so, in the midst of a busy day, I can seek out a grassy spot and sit in my chair for a few minutes to breathe deeply and be soothed by my natural surroundings. The reason I have a ‘couple of those chairs’ is that my oldest grandchild has taken up the idea of natural breaks, too, and likes to join me when we’re out and about together.” By sharing nature with children, in your personal life or as part of a larger movement to connect people to nature, you’ll be making a powerful difference.
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you ’ re not too young …to consider making The Trustees a part of your estate planning. There are many easy ways to make gifts that contribute to our conservation work and protect your longterm financial security. If you have already named us as a beneficiary, please let us know so we can honor your generosity through The Semper Virens Society. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please visit www.thetrustees.org/svs
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Excerpted from The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age by Richard Louv. © 2012 by Richard Louv. Reprinted by permission of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. All rights reserved. Available at www.algonquinbooks.com. Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature, and community, including Last Child in the Woods. Louv is also founding chairman of the Children & Nature Network www.childrenandnature.org.
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Off the Beeten Path
The best part about summer? Farm-fresh local veggies, of course! A Saturday morning wandering the stalls of your local farmers market can’t be beat, especially when you chance upon something a little different beyond the bins of tomatoes, carrots, peppers, and peas. Maybe it’s a veggie you’ve never tried before. Maybe it’s one that’s peaked your interest for weeks, but you’re just not sure what you’d do with it once you got it home. To entice your culinary curiosity this summer, we enlisted the help of our Trustees farm managers who shared their favorite off-the-beaten track produce picks — and then asked Tod Dimmick, the recipe-maker extraordinaire behind our Powisset Farm recipe blog, for a delectable dish for you to try at home. 16 | the trustees of Reservations
Picked by Lise Holdorf Appleton Farms, Ipswich & Hamilton
Picked by Gretta Anderson Moraine Farm, Beverly
Let’s face it, kohlrabi is just fun to say, but it’s also pretty tasty
With its feathery leaves and celery-like stalk atop a white bulb,
on your plate. Its name comes from kohl, German for “kale,”
fennel is related to parsley, carrots, dill, and cilantro. It’s slightly
and rube/rapi, Swiss-German for “turnip,” which it resembles.
sweet, crunchy, and licorice-flavored — and the bulb, stalk,
While the leaves and thin stems are edible, it’s grown for its
leaves, and seeds are all edible.
roundish bulb, which tastes just like a tender, sweet broccoli stem or cabbage core with a crunchy, light texture. High in fiber,
Fennel, Cucumber & Fresh Green Salad
potassium, and vitamin C, this cool-weather crop grows in spring
This crunchy, savory salad is hard to stop eating.
and fall, with green and purple varieties. Prep time: 15 minutes Grilled Kohlrabi
Tender kohlrabi on the inside, grill flavor on the outside. This is a good use of large summer kohlrabi.
Ingredients 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
Prep time: 10 minutes
4 cups fresh spinach (or other greens)
Cook time: 20 minutes
1 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
1 cucumber, chopped into 1/4” pieces 1 small sweet onion, chopped into 1/4” pieces
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
2 large kohlrabi, peeled, cut into 1/2” slices, and steamed until
2–3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
tender crisp 2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish
ingredients, and toss with lemon
juice and olive oil.
While kohlrabi is steaming preheat the grill. Mix the garlic, olive
Season to taste with
oil, and balsamic vinegar. When kohlrabi is steamed, remove
salt and pepper.
slices to a shallow dish and coat with the olive oil mixture, turning. Grill for 2 minutes per side. Serve, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper and topping with Parmesan cheese. Variation: Add chopped cooked chicken, pork, or sausage.
Find more great recipes on Tod Dimmick’s Powisset Farm recipe blog, www.thetrustees.org/recipes, and at his blog, www.tastingtimes.com
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Picked by Rory O’Dwyer Weir River Farm, Hingham
Picked by Meryl LaTronica Powisset Farm, Dover
This tasty treat is actually the undeveloped flower bud and stalk
You’ll find varieties of beets and their greens in your CSA share
of the garlic plant. Each spring, our farmers must snap off this
or farmers market throughout the growing season. For a more
lovely, slightly coiled, flower-to-be, so that the plant can send
fanciful salad, look beyond the more common red beets for
its growing energy into the garlic bulb underground (and not
golden beets and the pink-and-white-ringed Chioggia beets.
towards making flowers and seeds). You can use the entire garlic
And, don’t just toss the greens when you store your beets —
scape any way that you would use garlic – sauté it in oil or butter,
these greens are packed with vitamin C, calcium, and iron, and
add it to omelets, pasta, pesto, and so much more!
can be substituted in any dish calling for spinach or a cooked green. For a delicious start, try steaming or sautéing them with
Broccoli & Garlic Scape Slaw
garlic and olive oil, then squeeze a touch of lemon juice on top.
Throw out broccoli stems? Nonsense! Quick work with a food processor yields a tasty slaw that can be used a number of ways.
JalapeÑo Beet Greens Seasonal ingredients enable unusual — and delicious —
Prep time: 10 minutes
combinations. Here, sweet caramelized onions and beet greens
Cook time: 15 minutes
marry beautifully with the mild heat of Jalapeño peppers.
Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients
Cook time: 25 minutes
3–4 broccoli stems*, bottom inch of the stem removed, scrubbed,
Serves: 2–4 as a side dish
and sliced into pieces narrow enough to fit in a food processor feed tube
4 garlic scapes
2–3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, 1/4" dice (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup chicken stock (or 1 cup water and 1 bouillon cube)
1 bunch beet greens, cleaned, stems separated and diced, leaves
Salt to taste (if using chicken stock; bouillon has lots of salt) 1 can (15 oz) Cannellini beans (optional)
coarsely chopped (about 3 cups) 4–5 leaves fresh sage, minced (about 3 tablespoons) 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and membranes removed, minced
1 sprig rosemary leaves (about 2 teaspoons fresh), minced
Run the broccoli stems and the garlic scapes through a food
Salt and pepper to taste
processor equipped with the coarse shredding blade. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the shredded
broccoli, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and salt
Heat the olive oil in a small
(or the bouillon), cover, and cook over medium heat for another
skillet over medium heat and
5 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender. Add the Cannellini
sauté the onions and
beans if using, heat for another minute, and serve.
beet stems for 10 minutes, stirring
* Test the tenderness of your broccoli stems by taking a small bite.
If they are crunchy, they’re good to use; tough and woody, not so
much. Use those for compost.
rosemary, and sage. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring. Add the beet greens, stir and cover, and cook for another 8–10 minutes, stirring a few times, or until the greens are wilted and stems are tender. Serve, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
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Picked by Molly DellaRoman Moose Hill Farm, Sharon
Fava Beans Sometimes called “broad
beans,” fava beans are well known in many parts of the world where they’ve
Get a taste of Trustees farm-fresh veggies at our farm stands and market booths.
been eaten for centuries, but are a newer addition to The Trustees’ CSAs and farmers
markets. With a buttery-textured, slightly bitter, and nutty flavor, this
member of the legume family makes a great addition to pasta dishes or salads. n
Pasta with Fava Beans, Chard, and Parsley
There’s a kindred spirit between earthy, al dente whole-wheat pasta and the earthy, vibrant flavors of fresh chard and parsley. Layer in the richness of fava beans and sautéed onions, and this is a dish to make more than once.
Weir River Farm: at the Hingham Farmers Market, Saturdays, 10am –2 pm oose Hill Farm, Sharon: at the farm, Thursdays, 2–6PM, M and at Bird Park in Walpole, Saturdays, 9am –12 noon owisset Farm, Dover: at the farm, Tuesdays & P Thursdays, 1:30–6:30PM, and Saturdays, 10am –5 pm City Harvest Youth Corps: at the Mattapan Farmers Market, Mattapan Square’s Church of the Holy Spirit, Saturdays, 10AM–1PM, and at the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Dorchester, Thursdays, 3–6:30 pm
Get all the details & more at www.thetrustees.org/farms
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4–6 with leftovers Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1 medium-sized onion, chopped 1 small bunch chard, stems and leaves separated and chopped 1–2 cups prepared fava beans 1 bunch parsley, washed and coarsely chopped 1 lb whole-wheat pasta, your favorite Salt and pepper to taste Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese Directions Heat water for the pasta. Sauté the onion for 5 mintues in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chard stems and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring. Add the chard leaves, cover, and cook for 3–5 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until leaves are wilted. Stir in the prepared fava beans and set aside. Cook the pasta, drain, and return pasta to the cooking pot. Stir in the vegetable mix from the skillet, and the chopped parsley. Distribute to serving plates, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper and topping with Parmesan.
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Discovering Butterflies Sunday, July 7 Mountain Meadow Preserve
EVENTS FOR: JUNE — AUGUST 2013
Things To Do Visit www.thetrustees.org for details on all of our events and volunteer opportunities, and to sign up for our monthly e-mail.
Yoga in the Garden
BERKSHIRES Elizabeth Freeman Exhibit Daily | 8AM –8 PM Ashley House, Sheffield 413.298.3239 x3013 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
In Search of the Mohicans Daily | Sunrise to sunset Mission House, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Mansion House Tours
LEND A HAND! We’re always looking for help in caring for our special places. To find volunteer opportunities near you, look for events
Daily | 10AM –5 PM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Visit www.thetrustees.org for details.
Wednesdays | 5–6 PM Saturdays | 12 Noon –1 PM Ashintully Gardens, Tyringham 413.320.2497 Members & Nonmembers: Donation suggested.
Thursdays | 9AM –12 Noon Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield 413.229.8600 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Children’s Tour of Naumkeag Thursdays | 2–2:45 PM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Visit www.thetrustees.org for details. Members & Nonmembers: Child FREE.
Croquet on the Lawn Thursdays | 3 PM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Visit www.thetrustees.org for details. Members & Nonmembers: Child FREE.
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Visit Naumkeag We’ve got tons of fun planned for every day this summer: activities for kids, garden and mansion tours, and more. Take a peek at www.thetrustees.org to find all the details. Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013
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Colonial Revival Gardens: Guided Tours Thursdays | 2 PM Mission House, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $5; Child FREE.
Maid’s Tour Saturdays | 11AM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members & Nonmembers: $15.
Tour the Folly at Field Farm Second & fourth Saturdays | 12 Noon & 1 PM Field Farm, Williamstown 413.298.3239 x3013 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $5; Child FREE.
Up Close: Live Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi Saturday, June 29 | 10AM –12 Noon Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield 413.229.8600 Members: Adult $8; Child (age 6–12) $4. Nonmembers: Adult $10; Child (age 6–12) $5.
Young Naturalist Walks Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield 413.229.8600 Ornithology Walk Sunday, June 30 | 8:15–10:15AM
Discovering Butterflies Sunday, July 7 | 1–3 PM Mountain Meadow Preserve, Williamstown 413.458.3135 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Tuesday Trail Team
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, starting July 9 9AM –12:30 PM Notchview, Windsor 413.684.0148 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Garden Tea Ceremony Friday, July 12 | 3 PM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members: Adult $10; Child FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $15; Child FREE.
Sunday Canoe Trips Sundays, July 14–September 8 | 8:30–11:30AM Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield 413.229.8600 Members: Adult $24; Child (age 10–16) $10. Nonmembers: Adult $30; Child (age 10–16) $15.
Elizabeth “Mumbett” Freeman Day Wednesday, August 21 | 5–7PM Ashley House, Sheffield 413.298.3239 x3013 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Saturday, August 3 | Begins at dusk Notchview, Windsor 413.684.0148 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Botany Walk Saturday, August 10 | 10AM –12 Noon
Stargazing at Naumkeag
Nonmembers: Individual $7; Family $16.
Gentle Yoga in the Gardens Tuesdays, July & August | 12–12:30 PM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members & Nonmembers: FREE with admission.
Munsee–Mohican Exhibit & Guided House Tours Saturdays & Sundays, July–September 1; Monday, September 2 | 11AM , 12 Noon , & 1 PM Mission House, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $6; Child FREE.
Historic House Tours Saturdays & Sundays, July 6–September 1 1 PM & 2 PM Ashley House, Sheffield 413.298.3239 x3013 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $6; Child FREE.
Saturday Canoe Trip Saturday, July 6 | 8:30–11:30AM Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield 413.229.8600 Members: Adult $24; Child (age 10–16) $10. Nonmembers: Adult $30; Child (age 10–16) $15.
Yoga & Kayak Sundays, June 30, August 11 | 10AM –1 PM Holyoke Rows, Holyoke Members: $25. Nonmembers: $30.
Yoga & Hike Sunday, July 21 | 10AM –1 PM Bullitt Reservation, Ashfield Members: $25. Nonmembers: $30. Sunday, August 25 | 10AM –1 PM Monument Mountain & Naumkeag, Great Barrington & Stockbridge Members: $30. Nonmembers: $35. Price includes entry fee to garden. Visit www.thetrustees.org or call 413.320.2497 for more details.
Stargazing & Planet Spotting with Arunah Hill
Herpetology Walk Saturday, July 27 | 10AM –12 Noon
Members: Individual $5; Family $13.
Monday, August 12 | 8–10 PM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
PIONEER VALLEY Bryant Day Celebration
Sunday, August 18 | 1–3 PM Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield 413.229.8600 Members: Adult $5; Child FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $8; Child FREE.
Saturday, July 20 Nature Hike: 10AM –12 Noon Celebration: 12 Noon –4:30 PM William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington 413.532.1631 x10 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $6/car. Co-sponsored by the Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield, Worthington, Windsor, and Williamsburg Cultural Councils.
Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, August 21 | 8:30–10:30 PM Notchview, Windsor 413.684.2182 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $5.
The Disappearing Stream Wednesday, August 28 | 1–3 PM Field Farm, Williamstown 413.458.3135 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Labor Day Canoe Trip Monday, September 2 | 8:30–11:30AM Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield 413.229.8600 Members: Adult $24; Child (age 10–16) $10. Nonmembers: Adult $30; Child (age 10–16) $15.
Saturday, July 27 | 11AM –1 PM Chesterfield Gorge, West Chesterfield 413.684.2182 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $5.
Bryant’s Big Trees Saturday, August 3 | 10AM –12 Noon William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington 413.684.0148 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $5. Co-sponsored by Tamarack Hollow.
Autumn Crocus Celebration Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15 10AM –5 PM Naumkeag, Stockbridge 413.298.3239 x3013 Members & nonmembers: FREE with admission.
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Landscape Tours and Garden Talks at the Old Manse Saturdays & Sundays, starting in July Call ahead for times Old Manse, Concord 978.369.3909 Members: $3. Nonmembers: $5.
CENTRAL REGION Yoga Retreat Friday–Sunday, September 13–15 Tully Lake Campground, Royalston 413.320.2497 Members & Nonmembers: $200 before August 15; $225 after August 15. Visit www.thetrustees.org for details.
GREATER BOSTON Includes Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) www.bostonnatural.org
Lend a Hand: Volunteer at Powisset
Saturdays | 1:30–5 PM Powisset Farm, Dover 508.785.0339 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Outdoor Story Hour Wednesdays | 10–11AM Weir River Farm, Hingham 781.740.7233 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $3.
Down and Dirty Trail Project
A Mushroom Hunt with the Boston Mycological Society
NORTHEAST REGION Life on a Saltwater Farm: Paine House Tours for 17th-Century Saturdays
Sunday, July 28 | 10:30AM –1 PM Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton 617.471.1093 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
First Saturdays | 11AM –3 PM Greenwood Farm, Ipswich 978.356.4351 x4049 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $8; Child (age 12 & under) FREE.
Bird Park’s Outdoor Movie Night
Saturday, August 3 | Time based on sunset Francis William Bird Park, East Walpole 508.668.6136 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Shakespeare in the Park Sunday, August 4 | 5–7PM Francis William Bird Park, East Walpole 508.668.6136 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Bird Park’s Outdoor Summer Concert Saturday, September 7 | 5–7PM Francis William Bird Park, East Walpole 508.668.6136 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Shakespeare in Concord
Wednesdays | 9AM –12 Noon Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover 978.682.3580 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Pick Your Own Flowers at the Flower Fields at Stevens-Coolidge Place Fridays & Saturdays, starting July 19 10AM –5 PM Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover 978.682.3580 Members & Nonmembers: $7/adult-size bouquet, $3/child-size bouquet.
Long Hill Beverly
Second Saturdays | 9AM –3 PM Charles River Valley 508.785.0339 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8 Old Manse, Concord 978.369.3909 Visit www.thetrustees.org for details.
Please pre-register for workshops at: thetrustees.org/longhill, 978.921.1944 x1825, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music at the Manse Summer Concert Series
Annual Harvest Festival & Perennial Divide
Summer Pruning Workshop
Sundays (except September 8) | 2–4 PM Old Manse, Concord 978.369.3909 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
What’s That Bug? Saturday, June 29 | 9–11AM Boston Natural Areas Network 617.542.7696 City Natives, Mattapan Please pre-register. Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Saturday, September 14 | 10AM–2 PM Boston Natural Areas Network 617.542.7696 City Natives, Mattapan Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Mushroom Foray Sunday, September 15 | 1:30–4 PM Cormier Woods, Uxbridge & Mendon 508.785.0339 Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Open Barnyard Weir River Farm Join us for the chance to get an up-close look at the animals that call Weir River Farm home. No need to pre-register; this program will not run if there is heavy rain or thunderstorms.
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Saturdays | 10AM –2 PM Weir River Farm, Hingham 781.740.7233 Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $3.
Wednesday, June 26 | 5–7PM Members: $28. Nonmembers: $35.
Pick Your Own Flowers at the Flower Fields at Long Hill Thursdays–Saturdays, starting July 18 Thursdays | 3–5 PM , Fridays | 12 Noon –5 PM , Saturdays | 10AM –5 PM Members & Nonmembers: $7/adult-size bouquet, $3/child-size bouquet.
Pick Your Own Flower Field Volunteer Shifts
Thursdays–Saturdays, starting July 18 Thursdays | 3–5 PM , Fridays | 12 Noon –5 PM , Saturdays | 10AM –5 PM Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Teen Flower Field Volunteer Program (Ages 13–19)
Weekly, July–August | 2 hours/day Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Afternoons in the Children’s Garden Day of week TBD, last week of June–August 3:30–4:30 PM New pricing. Members: $5/family. Nonmembers: $8/family.
Member Days in the Flower Fields Last Saturdays, July–September | 10AM –5 PM Members get a FREE bouquet of flowers. Just bring your current membership card or join that day!
Live Music at The Crane Estate! Pack a picnic, bring the family, and enjoy a fantastic evening of live music on our seaside lawn overlooking Crane Beach. For more info, visit thetrustees.org/picnicconcerts.
cape ann Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead & Rockport
New alcohol policy for 2013: Ipswich Ale
Brewery and Mill River Winery sales on-site. Sorry we can no longer allow BYOB.
978.921.1944 x1825, thetrustees.org/capeann, email@example.com.
Thursdays, July 11–August 29 | 7–9 PM (gates open at 5 PM for picnicking) Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich Members: $20/car. Nonmembers: $30/car. Tickets available at the gate only.
Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park 481 Western Avenue, Gloucester Weekends & Holiday Mondays | 10am–3pm Hands-on activities, a Discovery Desk, and an Investigation Station await! Borrow a Discovery Detective Pack and explore the park. Group tours/programs available by request.
Roaring Twenties Lawn Party
Sunday, July 21 | 3–8 PM Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich Members: $15. Nonmembers: Adult $20; Student $15; Senior $15.
Evening with the Herons Thursday, June 27 | 6–8 PM Coolidge Reservation, Manchester Members : $18. Nonmembers: $25.
Cape Ann Conservation Work Crew (Adults) V Last Saturdays | 9AM –12 Noon Coolidge Reservation, Manchester Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Seaside Stroll with Birding Basics Third Sundays | 8–10AM Halibut Point Reservation & Coolidge Reservation, Rockport Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Wilderness to Special Place: Ravenswood through the Centuries Second Sundays | 1–3 PM Ravenswood Park, Gloucester Members: $5 Nonmembers: $10. Grandparents FREE in September.
Curiosity Companions – Young Families Club
The Great House at Castle Hill Revealed
Five Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8 11AM –12 Noon Coolidge Reservation, Manchester All five sessions: Members: $25. Nonmembers: $40. Per-day drop-in: Members: $8. Nonmembers: $10. Price includes one child with accompanying adult.
Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10AM –4 PM (last tour at 3 PM) Fridays & Saturdays | 10AM –2 PM (last tour at 1 PM) 1-hour tours, starting every half hour. Members: Adult $7; Child (age 12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (age 12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Estate tour ticket: Members: $9. Nonmembers: $18.
the crane estate Ipswich For information regarding tours, events, and programs at Castle Hill, Crane Beach, or Crane Wildlife Refuge, please visit www.thetrustees.org or call 978.356.4351 and press 6.
New! Castle Hill Café, Great House at Castle Hill Wednesdays–Saturdays | 11AM –2 PM Sandwiches, salads, and baked goods by Ferreira Foods.
Castle Hill Estate Tours: The Designed Landscape Thursdays & Saturdays | 11AM –12:30 PM Members: Adult $5; Child (age 12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $10; Child (age 12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Estate tour ticket: Members: $9. Nonmembers: $18.
Hot & Cold Tours: Behind the Scenes of the Great House Every other Wednesday | 5–6:30 PM Pre-register at www.thetrustees.org. Members: $15. Nonmembers: $20.
Children’s Treasure Hunt at the Great House
Save on Crane Beach Admission Crane Beach Parking Permit Sticker Program With our Crane Beach parking permit sticker, there’s no more wrestling for cash or wondering where you put your membership card — just drive on in and enjoy the beach. n
S tickers are available to members only, so make sure your membership is up to date. Purchase your sticker today for just $80. For members not wishing to purchase a parking sticker for 2013, summer beach
admission is $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Get all the details and order today at www.thetrustees.org/cranebeach.
Fridays, through August | 11–11:45AM Castle Hill. Pre-register at thetrustees.org. Members: Adult & one child $8. Nonmembers: Adult & one child $10. Each additional child: $5.
Guided Kayak Paddles with ERBA Saturdays & Sundays, through Sept. 15 2–4 PM Crane Beach & Crane Wildlife Refuge Members: $40. Nonmembers: $50
Choate Island Field Trips Wednesdays, July 10; August 14; September 4, 11 | 1:30–5 PM Crane Wildlife Refuge & Crane Beach on the Crane Estate Members: $20. Nonmembers: $30.
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4th Annual Family Camp Out Saturday–Sunday, August 31–September 1 10AM Saturday–1 PM Sunday Castle Hill & Crane Beach Members: Adult $30; Child $15. Nonmembers: Adult $50; Child $25.
Beach Plum Canning Workshop
Coming Soon: Fun new programs! Visit thetrustees.org to find all the details.
Thursday, September 5 | 5–9 PM Crane Beach & Castle Hill Members: $30. Nonmembers: $40.
Slocum’s River Yoga & Meditation July & August Yoga: Wednesdays | 8–10AM Meditation: Sundays | 9–10AM Slocum’s River Reserve, Dartmouth Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Coastsweep Saturday, September 14 | 11AM –3 PM Crane Beach Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Guided Kayak Trips Kayak Little River Saturday, June 29 | 9AM –12 Noon Cornell Farm, Dartmouth
appleton farms Ipswich & Hamilton 978.356.5728 x18
Farmhands: Service Learning Mondays–Thursdays | 9AM –12 Noon Sessions: June 24–27, July 15–18, July 29–August 1, August 12–15 Members & Nonmembers: $50 fee to cover the costs of the program.
The Flower Project (Age 15–17)
Fridays, July & August | 9AM –12 Noon Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Family Farm Day at Appleton Farms Sunday, September 15 | 10AM –3 PM Members: $20/car. Nonmembers: $25/car.
Kayak the West Branch Saturday, July 13 | 9AM –12 Noon Adamsville Landing, Westport Kayak the East Branch Saturday, August 3 | 9AM –12 Noon Hix Bridge Landing, Westport Kayak Buttermilk Bay Saturday, August 24 | 12 Noon –2 PM Lyman Reserve, Buzzards Bay Kayak Slocum’s River Saturday, September 7 | 9AM –12 Noon Russell’s Mills Landing, Dartmouth Members: $30. Nonmembers: $40.
Accidental Agriculture to Berry Bounty Saturday, July 20 | 10AM –12 Noon East Over Reservation, Rochester Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Nature Photography Saturday, August 10 | 9:30–11:30AM Westport Town Farm, Westport Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $20.
Family Concert Saturday, August 17 | 5:30–7:30 PM Westport Town Farm, Westport Members & Nonmembers: FREE. Donations accepted.
Appleton Cooks! We’re thrilled to announce our year-round culinary program that’s intertwined with the daily workings of the farm. Whether you’re a beginning cook or a practiced chef, we’ve got something for you: classes, workshops, and farm-to-table dinners — all featuring healthy, seasonal, fresh-from-the-farm food. Appleton Farms, Ipswich & Hamilton 978.356.5728 x12 Visit www.thetrustees.org/appletoncooks to get all the details.
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A Day Away at the Lyman Reserve Saturday, August 24 | 10AM –12 Noon Lyman Reserve, Buzzards Bay Walking tour: Members & Nonmembers: FREE.
Wild Edibles Walk Saturday, September 14 | 1–3 PM Copicut Woods, Fall River Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $5.
CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS NANTUCKET Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge 508.228.6799
Natural History Tours Daily | 9AM & 1 PM 3-hour tours. Starts/ends at Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street; with a stop at Wauwinet Gate House. Members: Adult $40; Child (age 12 & under) $20. Nonmembers: Adult $60; Child (age 12 & under) $20. Private tour: $350 (8 people).
Sunset Tours Tuesdays–Fridays | Departure based on sunset 2-hour tours. Starts/ends at Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street; with a stop at Wauwinet Gate House. Members: Adult $40; Child (age 12 & under) $20. Nonmembers: Adult $60; Child (age 12 & under) $20. Private tour: $350 (8 people).
Birding Trips with the Maria Mitchell Association Wednesdays, July 3–August 21 | 8AM–12Noon Starts/ends at Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street; with a stop at Wauwinet Gate House. 508.228.0898 Members: $40.
MARTHA’s VINEYARD Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Mytoi, Menemsha Hills, Norton Point, Wasque 508.627.3599
Cape Poge Lighthouse Tours Daily | 9AM , 11AM , 1 PM , 3 PM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Members: Adult $20; Child (age 15 & under) $12. Nonmembers: Adult $25; Child (age 15 & under) $12.
Cape Poge Natural History Tours Tuesdays–Fridays, through Labor Day 9:30AM & 1:30 PM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Members: Adult $25; Child (age 15 & under) $18. Nonmembers: Adult $35; Child (age 15 & under) $18.
Self-Guided Poucha Pond Kayak Tour Daily, through September 2 | 9AM –4 PM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Members only: First hour: $20/single boat; $30/tandem boat. Each additional hour: $10/single boat; $15/tandem boat.
Wildlife Discovery Kayak Tours Daily, July 1–September 2 | 10AM & 2 PM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Members: Adult $30; Child (age 15 & under) $18. Nonmembers: Adult $40; Child (age 15 & under) $18.
Explore the Shore Family Tours Mondays–Fridays, July 1–September 2 | 10AM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Members: Adult $20; Child (age 15 & under) $12. Nonmembers: Adult $25; Child (age 15 & under) $12.
Long Point Kayak Tours Mondays–Fridays, July & August | 11AM & 2 PM Long Point Wildlife Refuge Members: Adult $30; Child (age 15 & under) $18. Nonmembers: Adult $35; Child (age 15 & under) $18.
Not-so-Creepy Creatures of the Night Family Hikes Tuesday, July 9 | 8 PM Monday, August 5 | 7:30 PM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Tuesday, July 23 | 8 PM Monday, August 26 | 7PM Long Point Wildlife Refuge Members: Child $10. Nonmembers: Child $12. Price includes up to two accompanying adults.
Moonlight Kayak Paddles
Learn something new and enjoy your favorite Trustees reservation at the same time on these special REI Outdoor School programs. For more information and to register, visit www.thetrustees.org/REI. Introduction to Map & Compass Class REI Members: $60. Nonmembers: $80.
Saturdays, July 6, August 24, September 7 | 9AM –3 PM Rocky Woods, Medfield
Introduction to Outdoor Photography: Composition & Technique Saturdays, July 20, August 17 | 9AM –3 PM Rocky Woods, Medfield
Learn to Kayak with Tour
Twilight Cape Poge Lighthouse Tours
REI Members: $40. Nonmembers: $60. Saturdays, July 13, August 3 | 9AM –3 PM Rocky Woods, Medfield
Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge & Long Point Wildlife Refuge By appointment only. Please call 508.627.3599 for details.
Introduction to Coastal Kayaking
REI Members: $65. Nonmembers: $85.
Custom Group Charter Tours
REI Members: $55. Nonmembers: $75. Saturdays, July 13, August 10, September 7 | 6–9 PM World’s End, Hingham
REI Members: $120. Nonmembers: $140. Sundays, August 4, September 8 | 10AM –4 PM World’s End, Hingham
Sunday, July 21 | 6:30 PM Sunday, August 19 | 6 PM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge & Long Point Wildlife Refuge Members: Adult $40; Child $20. Nonmembers: Adult $47; Child $20.
Sunday, July 21 | 6:30 PM Sunday, August 19 | 6 PM Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge Members: Adult $25; Child $18. Nonmembers: Adult $35; Child $18.
Sunset Kayak Tour: Boston Harbor
REI Members: $45. Nonmembers: $85. Saturday, July 27 | 6–9 PM Rocky Woods, Medfield
Essential Camping Skills Class
Introduction to Mountain Biking REI Members: $65. Nonmembers: $85.
Saturdays, July 6, August 24, September 14; Sunday, July 28 | 9AM –3 PM Rocky Woods, Medfield
REI Members: $95. Nonmembers: $115. Saturdays, August 10, 17; September 7 | 9AM –3 PM World’s End, Hingham Saturday, September 14 | 9AM –3 PM Charles River Peninsula, Needham Meet at DCR’s Red Wing Bay kayak launch.
Learn to Kayak: 4-Hour Class REI Members: $70. Nonmembers: $90.
Saturday, July 13 | 8AM –12 Noon & 1–5 PM World’s End, Hingham Sunday, August 18 | 8AM –12 Noon & 1–5 PM Charles River Peninsula, Needham Meet at DCR’s Red Wing Bay kayak launch.
Introduction to Trail Running REI Members: $20. Nonmembers: $40. Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28 | 8–9AM Rocky Woods, Medfield
Kayak Tour: Boston Harbor REI Members: $120. Nonmembers: $130. Price includes lunch. Sundays, June 30, July 21 | 10AM –4 PM Saturdays, July 6, August 31 | 9AM –3 pm World’s End, Hingham
Sup & Sip on the Charles River REI Members: $75. Nonmembers: $95. Saturdays, July 27, August 24, September 14 | 5:30–8:30 pm Charles River Peninsula, Neddham Meet at DCR’s Red Wing Bay kayak launch.
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FIND YOUR PLACE
at one of our 110 reservations across Massachusetts. Looking for one of the places mentioned in this issue? They’re the large property names on the map below.
Mountain Meadow Preserve
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Tully Lake Campground
Bullitt Reservation Chapel Brook
Glendale Falls Naumkeag
McLennan Reservation Ashintully Gardens Dry Hill
Little Tom Mountain
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Ward R Doyle Community Park & Center
Redemption Rock Brooks Woodland Preserve
Swift River Reservation
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RESERVATIONS IN THE CHARLES RIVER VALLEY Bridge Island Meadows, Millis Cedariver, Millis Charles River Peninsula, Needham Chase Woodlands, Dover Fork Factory Brook, Medfield Medfield Meadow Lots, Medfield Medfield Rhododendrons, Medfield Noanet Woodlands, Dover Noon Hill, Medfield Pegan Hill, Dover and Natick Peters Reservation, Dover
Powisset Farm, Dover Rocky Narrows, Sherborn
Rocky Woods, Medfield Shattuck Reservation, Medfield
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the trustees of reservations We are more than 100,000 people like you from every corner of Massachusetts. We love the outdoors. We love the distinctive charms of New England. And we believe in celebrating and protecting them – for ourselves, for our children, and for generations to come. With more than 100 special places across the state, we invite you to find your place.
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Barbara J. Erickson President & CEO
John McCrae Vice President for Finance & Administration Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Sloan Regional Director for the Northeast & Greater Boston
Boston Natural Areas Network
John Vasconcellos Regional Director for the Southeast
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Gov. Hutchinson’s Field
Bernice White Director of Human Resources
Whitney-Thayer Woodlands Bradley Estate
Jocelyn Forbush Vice President for Program Leadership Kelly Maclean Clark Chief Development Officer
Dune’s Edge Campground
Moose Hill Farm
Gov. Oliver Ames Estate
Valerie Burns Vice President, The Trustees of Reservations President, Boston Natural Areas Network
Matthew Montgomery Chief Marketing Officer
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Joanna Ballantine Regional Director for the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, & Central Massachusetts
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Unflagging Spirit A heart attack at age 27 gave Bob Flagg a serious wake-up call. “I realized life was passing me by, and it gave me the impetus to start volunteering,” he says. Since then, he has cleaned many a beach and trail around Boston, and has been a champion of the Friends of Blue Hills’ Adopt-A-Trail program, believing that involving people in a property’s care can later inspire them to speak up for its protection. Now he’s turned his attention to The Trustees’ World’s End reservation, assessing and caring for trails. “I feel like I bring a real passion to this work and that comes through to people,” he says. We couldn’t agree more. Learn more about Bob and join him for a trail maintenance day at World’s End on August 10 at www.thetrustees.org/flagg.
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